Curbishley: Solano has key role

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Nolberto Solano flew in from Chile to send a shiver down Sunderland´s spine as West Ham defeated the Black Cats 3-1 at Upton Park.

His crazy in-off goal, from his first meaningful touch of the ball, was the key moment as the Hammers clinched a much-needed win, but the goal will not even be awarded to to substitute Solano as it was officially recorded as an own goal by Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

West Ham manager Alan Curbishley, who raised a few eyebrows when he signed Solano on a free transfer from Newcastle last month, said: "The reason I brought him here was just for exactly what he did. He has a great first touch, brings other people into the game and calms us down a bit when we need it."

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